Friday, February 15, 2008

Teresa Petersen

OWL, 2008

Light up assemblage made from Detroit junk

Teresa Petersen is an artist living and working in the city of Detroit, Michigan. In Detroit, junk is an abundant resource. Every trip to her studio is a chance to find interesting objects to work with, either on the side of the road, or at a thrift store. She works in several media, specializing in found-object assemblage sculptures, collages made from vintage prints, catalogs, and magazines, and mixed media pieces containing elements of both. The individual objects making up each piece serve to form a cohesive final structure as well as individually relate to the theme of the piece as a whole. Her work emphasizes and explores the relationships between women's stereotypes and ideals: in culture, in nature, and in our throw-away society.

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